Before we get into this, let me point out that I am a newbie to Allegro/Orcad PCB so please forgive me if I am making a rookie mistake.
I am having a torrid time trying to bring custom footprints into Orcad PCB generated by Ultra Librarian online library. So far:
1) Have set the psmpath, devpath and padpath User Preference paths to point to directory in which the new footprints are located.
2) Have attempted to copy the footprints into the source drive (although I am not quite sure which directory this should be, there appear to be several source library directories with similar files)
3) Rebuild the netlist several times
4) ensured that all my files are in the same directory (pointed to by variables identified in pint (1) above)
Any pointers would be gratefully received.
First - go into Allegro and at the command line, type set
Look at your padpath and psmpath lines and make absolutely sure that's where your footprints, and pads are.
If you have parts from UltraLibrarian, those could be only .DRA (editable footprint files). Those would need to be saved to the .PSM file extention (VERY IMPORTANT).
Secondly, you might place the footprints in your local project folder (where your .BRD file is), and see if you can place it from there.
Also, you might upload your env file. That will give us a better idea of your preferences for the footprint/padstacks. If you need to know where it is, (again in Allegro, type set ) look at the 'HOME' setting, and that will show where you can find the env file. It's not privileged information, so feel free to post it. (simply a designer preference)